Shootout erupts during attempted home invasion in NW Harris County

HOUSTON – A group of suspects were hit in a shootout with a resident during an attempted home invasion Friday morning in northwest Harris County, authorities said.

Deputies are still investigating at the house in the 4300 block of Brookhead Trail near Bammel North Houston Road and Veterans Memorial Drive.

A witness told us around 7:45 a.m. he heard several gunshots and then moments later sirens.

"They were so loud it sounded like the guys were at my door," said one man who lives next door.

Investigators said the armed men approached the victim's home, where several people were inside, including small children. The suspects fired shots at the homeowner and someone from inside of the home returned fire.

According to Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman, the suspects were hit during the gunfire and drove themselves to a nearby hospital. There is no word on the condition of the suspects.

There are several white markers on the ground outside the house where shell casings were found.

No one inside the home was injured.

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